Health Archive
12 June 2015, 03:33 PM ET
A prominent feature of the Apple Watch is its health and fitness tracking, which monitors your movement throughout the day and reminds you to boost your activity. But is the device worth buying for its health features alone?
12 June 2015, 02:30 PM ET
There's only so much you can do to protect against Alzheimer's, a new study reveals.
11 June 2015, 06:45 PM ET
Preemptive prostate removal may become more common, and may save lives.
11 June 2015, 04:41 PM ET
Major errors during surgery are rare, but preventable mistakes still happen in hospitals throughout the United States, a new review finds.
11 June 2015, 03:32 PM ET
While most people know the signs of drowning, they don't understand that drowning can have a delayed response that occurs once someone is on dry land.
10 June 2015, 07:39 PM ET
A new app could help put people who need CPR in touch with people who know how to do CPR.
10 June 2015, 05:17 PM ET
A new program reduces the risk of rape among college women by nearly 50 percent. Here are some methods used by the program to prevent sexual assault.
10 June 2015, 05:01 PM ET
A new program to help college women resist rape was able to reduce the risk of rape by nearly 50 percent during participants' freshman year, a new study finds.
10 June 2015, 02:59 PM ET
People who take certain drugs to lower their stomach acid may be at increased risk of having a heart attack, new research finds.
10 June 2015, 02:19 PM ET
What can get men to the doctor before it's too late? Apparently, a Tesla road trip.
10 June 2015, 11:16 AM ET
Your birthday isn't just for horoscopes; it can predict your risk for disease.
10 June 2015, 11:00 AM ET
Warm weather and sunny days may make people think about skin cancer: A new study finds that people do more Google searches for the terms "skin cancer" and "melanoma" during the sun-soaked summer months than they do in other seasons.
10 June 2015, 09:29 AM ET
An update to Apple's Health app that is set for release this fall will let users track their sex lives, but experts say this tracking feature alone has little value for people's health.
10 June 2015, 06:54 AM ET
When it comes to exercising, though, multitasking may be a good idea, a new study suggests.
09 June 2015, 07:38 PM ET
A woman has given birth to a healthy baby boy who she conceived naturally after her ovarian tissue was extracted from her during her childhood, and frozen.
09 June 2015, 04:51 PM ET
Researchers have found new links between the month of your birth and your risk of getting certain diseases.
09 June 2015, 11:00 AM ET
There has been a significant increase in traumatic spinal cord injuries in older adults in the U.S., according to a new study.
09 June 2015, 07:08 AM ET
The rate of marijuana exposure in young children increased significantly from 2003 to 2013.
09 June 2015, 07:04 AM ET
Ladies with low libido could soon get their own version of the "little blue pill," but this cure for what ails a woman's mojo might not work.
08 June 2015, 07:38 PM ET
For a California woman with cervical cancer, a body scan seemed to show that her cancer had spread. It was only after surgery that they realized the real reason for the findings.
08 June 2015, 07:11 PM ET
Some hospitals charge more 1,000 percent mark-up for certain procedures.
08 June 2015, 04:54 PM ET
The MERS virus could be imported into the United States but is unlikely to spread very much, one expert says.
08 June 2015, 03:47 PM ET
Electronics that can be used to monitor brain activity are getting more flexible.
08 June 2015, 01:34 PM ET
A survey about men and their cars reveal that 80 percent of men could remember the make and model of their first car but only 50 percent could remember their last physical exam.
08 June 2015, 11:13 AM ET
People with two copies of a gene tied to PTSD and depression are also quicker to laugh and smile, suggesting the gene may make them more emotionally responsive overall.
08 June 2015, 11:02 AM ET
People who carry the genetic components of creativity and may also have genetic links to some psychiatric disorders, according to a new study.
08 June 2015, 10:10 AM ET
Getting a kidney transplant is a big deal. Getting a pancreas transplant is a big deal. But getting a kidney and pancreas transplant while simultaneously undergoing a scalp and skull transplant — that was unheard of until very recently.
08 June 2015, 02:50 AM ET
The FDA reassures people that the allowable defects in the U.S. food supply "present no health hazards for humans." But these defects still seem pretty gross.
08 June 2015, 12:01 AM ET
If you're in perfect health, you're in the minority: Less than 5 percent of people worldwide had no health problems in 2013, a new study finds.
05 June 2015, 03:28 PM ET
A new study finds that the sometimes-deadly skin cancer melanoma usually arises in normal skin, where there is no dark spot or sign of cancer until the melanoma suddenly shows up.
04 June 2015, 08:42 PM ET
There are three reasons cancer rates are rising, even as treatments improve.
04 June 2015, 06:13 PM ET
Oxytocin is a hormone that plays a large role in social interactions and social bonding.